Here's what you can do from Monday in phase 1
Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura will all move to phase 1 of the de-escalation plan starting on Monday 11th May, as confirmed on Friday at a press conference by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, and the director of the Coordination Center of Alerts and Health Emergencies, Fernando Simón.
Here is what you CAN do during phase 1:
- Meetings of up to 10 people inside and outside the home, keeping the safety distance of two metres and respecting hygiene regulations regarding hand washing and "respiratory etiquette".
It will NOT be possible to visit the elderly or people with symptoms of coronavirus.
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, explained that, being islands makes it much easier to control mobility, which in phase 1 would remain limited in the case of the Canary Islands to the island.
- Use of car of up to 9 seats by the inhabitants of the same home.
- Open terraces at 50% of their capacity.
There MUST be a minimum distance of two metres between the tables, and the client groups will have a maximum of ten people allowed.
In addition, the tables will have to be disinfected between one client and the next, and beer mats, menus, and napkin holders cannot be used.
- Opening stores of less than 400 square metres without an appointment.
The maximum capacity for shops will be 30%, it will be necessary to maintain a minimum safety distance of two metres and a schedule of preferential attention for the elderly must be established.
The premises will have to be disinfected twice a day.
- Wakes and funerals for a limited number of family members in public or private facilities: fifteen people outdoors or ten in closed spaces.
The entourage for the burial or farewell for the cremation of the deceased is restricted to a maximum of fifteen people and, where appropriate, the minister of worship or a person assimilated from the respective confession may join the practice of parting funeral rites of the deceased.
- Outdoor street markets with conditions of distance between stalls and delimitation of the street market for proper control of capacity by security forces.
Initial limitation to 25% of the usual stalls, and maximum influx of a third of the capacity.
- places of worship will open, although only up to a third of their capacity will be allowed.
Furthermore, when the Government announced the Plan for the transition to a new normality, it announced that other activities would also be allowed in phase 1, as follows:
- Educational and university centres will open ONLY for disinfection, conditioning, and administrative and preparatory work for teachers and auxiliary personnel.
- Opening of hotels WITHOUT use of common areas.
- Libraries will offer the loan service, also reading inside with limited capacity.
- Cultural shows can take place with up to 30 people in closed spaces, and 200 in open spaces, as long as they are seated and maintain the necessary distance.
- Museums will open their doors to allow a third of the maximum entrance, and with agglomeration control in rooms.
- Audiovisual production and filming of movies and series are allowed to resume.
- Active and nature tourism for limited groups of up to 10 people.
- Non-professional sport: in open-air sports facilities without an audience, only to practice sports in which there is no contact such as athletics or tennis.
In sports centres, individual sports activities by appointment, that do not involve physical contact or the use of changing rooms.
- Professional sport: opening of high-performance centres with reinforced hygiene and protection measures and, if possible, shifts. Average training in professional leagues.